When it comes to true jungle plants you should definitely be at the Strelitzia. A striking plant with long stems and beautifully large leaves. When the plant grows larger, the Strelitzia is a real eye-catcher. Taking care of the plant is not difficult, which makes it even more fun.
- Strelitzia Nicolai or Strelitzia Reginae
- An old towel
- Flower pot with fresh potting soil
- Optional: plant rooting powder
Step-by-step plan for the propagation of a Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise)
- The propagation of the Strelitzia can be done without tools. Although we do find it useful to keep a knife at hand.
- Clean the knife beforehand with pure alcohol or disinfectant. It is therefore better to be safe than sorry.
- Put down an old towel beforehand.
- Then take the mother plant out of its pot.
- Remove as much soil around the plant and roots as possible. A handy tip is to shake the plant back and forth. This will release a lot of soil, without you having to make a lot of effort.
- If the soil still won’t let go, you can leave the roots under a running tap.
- Then put the roots of the Strelitzia on the old towel.
- Think in advance about how many cuttings you would like to divide the Strelitzia.
- Tear the Strelitzia from top to bottom into the desired number of cuttings. Make sure that each part has its own roots.
- Isn’t it easy to tear off? Then you can grab the knife. Then cut the Strelitzia into several cuttings with their own roots.
- Do you have rooting powder at home? Apply the rooting powder to the wound of the cuttings and the mother plant. Let the powder dry well.
- If you don’t have rooting powder, that’s okay. Although the rooting powder can ensure that the cutting is restored faster and that root growth is developed faster.
- Then put the cutting(s) in a flower pot with fresh soil. During the first period, water a little more than usual. Water can speed up root growth. Make sure you don’t water too much.
- After about one month you can start adjusting the watering to the same schedule as the mother plant.